Our Education and Outreach Program

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Kansas City is home to hundreds of beautiful places, luckily, it is also home to hundreds of dedicated individuals, organizations, and government agencies protecting, restoring and caring for our region's natural resources. Heartland Conservation Alliance and our Partners know that by leveraging our strengths we will have a collective impact on the health of natural communities and make a long-term difference. 


We help people of all ages and backgrounds connect with nature and the outdoors so that they are healthier, happier, and have a deeper connection to and can access the benefits provided by nature. We are actively creating the next generation of stewards and conservation professionals. For example, we are engaging more than 15 Partners in a two-year study of vacant lots in the Middle Blue watershed to preserve open space and engage communities in revitalizing places they love. We are also reaching residents through a focused urban stewardship program led by our DOI/VISTA Education and Outreach Coordinator.

Our Projects:

Learn more about the Blue River watershed

Education & Outreach Work Group

This work group's goals are to:

  • Assess and enhance existing enviornmental education in Kansas City

  • Create a Blue River documentary film that can be used by all partners to promote the river

  • Actively table and provide public outreach to increase public awareness of the Blue River and Heartland Conservation Alliance

  • Create a map of the Blue River with pictoral outtakes highlighting important historical, ecological, and recreational opportunities on the Blue River

  • Create social media outreach

  • Lead implementation of Renew the Blue Communication Plan

The Education & Outreach Work Group meets every two months (evens) on the second Thursday from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center. Find the next meeting on our calendar.

Visit Us:


Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center

4750 Troost Avenue

Kansas City, MO 64110


(816) 759-7305, ext. 1148

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